Serbian, Croatian speakers meet

Croatian Assembly Speaker Luka Bebić and his Serbian counterpart Slavica Đukić-Dejanović meet to discuss cooperation between the two countries.

After the talks at the Croatian Assembly in Zagreb, Bebić said that Croatia wished to “establish and develop good neighborly relations with Serbia”.

He stated that “past should not be forgotten, but that it should not be lived in either, and that we should turn to the present and future”.

“We will try not to repeat certain things from the past which were not good, but we want good neighborly and developed relations with Serbia. That is our policy and that is why I think that Presidents Ivo Josipović and Boris Tadić will meet soon,” he pointed out.

The Croatian speaker added that Croatia wished that Serbia too took the road of European integrations, emphasizing that relations between the two countries were “much richer in content than it could be read from the statements of some politicians on both sides”.

Open issues will be resolved by the governments and ministries in charge, Bebić said.

Đukić-Dejanović stressed that parliaments of the two countries could be very useful in establishing good neighborly relations, as well as in speedier EU integrations.

She invited her Croatian counterpart to visit the Serbian parliament.

Đukić-Dejanović is in Zagreb attending a meeting of the representatives of the South-East European parliamentary delegations of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

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